Olympics 2021 ICYMI: KD passes Melo, a brand new quickest lady, world file for Caeleb Dressel


Let’s preserve these Olympic Video games going. What could possibly be higher? Kevin Durant has handed Carmelo Anthony because the highest-scoring participant in U.S. Olympic males’s basketball historical past as Group USA crushed the Czech Republic.

We have additionally received a brand new quickest lady on this planet.

After starting her profession 4-for-4 in Olympic particular person competitors, Katie Ledecky earned her first-ever silver medal in particular person competitors within the 400-meter freestyle. Her first gold medal of this 12 months’s Olympic Video games got here within the inaugural ladies’s 1,500-meter freestyle.

Now she’s golden once more. She gained her third straight gold within the 800-meter freestyle on Saturday in Tokyo, which supplies her six particular person gold medals throughout her profession, essentially the most by a girl within the pool. She has seven golds total.

Elsewhere within the pool, Caeleb Dressel struck gold and a world file in his first of a number of races on the day.

Saturday morning begins with Group USA baseball and males’s basketball, and on the monitor, we’ll see the ladies’s 100-meter semifinals and finals and the boys’s heats.

Here is all the most effective from the Olympic motion:

Durant passes Melo

Group USA superior in pool play after beating the Czech Republic. Within the sport, Kevin Durant handed Carmelo Anthony because the all-time main scorer in Group USA basketball historical past. Anthony, one in all America’s greatest Olympians, was a four-time Olympian and three-time gold medal winner. He had 336 factors in his Olympic profession.

Durant is taking part in in his third Olympics.

Here is the highest 5 scorers in U.S. Olympic historical past:

  1. Kevin Durant
  2. Carmelo Anthony (336 factors)
  3. LeBron James (273)
  4. David Robinson (270)
  5. Michael Jordan (256)

The quickest races on the planet

We have a brand new quickest lady on the planet. Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah broke Florence Griffith Joyner’s 33-year-old Olympic file within the ladies’s 100 meters, pointing on the scoreboard even earlier than crossing the road in 10.61 seconds Saturday to defend her title and lead a Jamaican sweep of the medals.

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Digging the lengthy balls

After crushing Israel to begin the baseball event, Group USA gained once more Saturday morning, defeating Korea.

Athing Mu doing Athing Mu issues

Schauffele, Matsuyama battling in golf

The third spherical of the Olympic golf event received fairly wild. 5 gamers held a share of the lead in some unspecified time in the future within the spherical. American Xander Schauffele did not play his greatest spherical till a birdie on his last gap of the spherical put him atop the leaderboard at 14 beneath.

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama is shut behind. The Masters champion is 1 stroke behind Schauffele heading into the ultimate spherical (Sunday, 5 p.m. ET).



Katie Ledecky discusses her Olympic journey after successful gold within the 800-meter freestyle for group USA.

Dressel, Ledecky do it once more with gold medals

After successful his first particular person gold within the 100-meter freestyle on Wednesday, Caeleb Dressel gained the 100-meter butterfly with a world file swim of 49.45 seconds. Hungary’s Kristof Milak picks up silver, adopted by Switzerland’s Noe Ponti for bronze. Dressel has but to lose a person last race on the Tokyo Video games.

About half-hour after breaking the world file within the 100-meter butterfly, Dressel completed first within the semifinal of the 50-meter freestyle in 21.42, stamping his place in tomorrow’s last, which supplies him a chance to go 3-for-3 in particular person gold medals this Olympics.

Katie Ledecky three-peated in her marquee occasion, the 800-meter freestyle, with a time of 8:12.57. She is the primary to win three in a row within the occasion. Australia’s Ariarne Titmus adopted 1.26 seconds behind her for silver, whereas Italy’s Simona Quadarella completed third.

The People missed out on making the rostrum within the ladies’s 200-meter backstroke, as Australia gained the gold (Kaylee McKeown) and bronze (Emily Seebohm) medals, whereas Canada’s Kylie Masse picked up the silver.

Simone Manuel missed the minimize within the 50-meter freestyle, the one particular person occasion she’s competing in in Tokyo, ending eleventh. Teammate Abbey Weitzeil completed fourth to make the ultimate. Emma McKeon of Australia had an Olympic file swim to complete first.

A USA squad led by Dressel completed fifth within the first blended 4×100 medley on the Olympics. Nice Britain swam a world-record race at 3:37.58 to win gold. China completed second, adopted by Australia. — Aishwarya Kumar

Plus, there’s this:

Biles out of two particular person occasions

The most recent from Group USA gymnast Simone Biles.

Group USA takes silver in first blended relay triathlon

Nice Britain gained the gold with a time of 1 hour, 23 minutes, 41 seconds, and the U.S. completed 14 seconds behind for the silver within the first ever Olympic triathlon blended relay.

U.S ladies cruising in hurdles heats

And it is all within the household for Nice Britain.

Clayton Murphy finds some area in 800

Pool play perfection for U.S. seaside volleyball ladies

Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil went 3-0 in ladies’s seaside volleyball pool play, becoming a member of the group of Alix Klineman and April Ross with an ideal mark. That is the primary time because the 2012 Olympics that each USA ladies’s seaside volleyball groups went 3-0 in pool play. In that Olympics the U.S. gained gold (Misty Could-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings) and silver (April Ross and Jen Kessy).

Boxing begins to award medals

Badminton glory

Everybody loves a trampoline

Energy of sports activities

Future Olympian

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